Resources for learning at home

Below there are a range of great resources/ideas which you might find useful whilst school is closed.  We will continue to add to these.

Remember to tweet any work you would like to share @WellingtonPSBD2 as we would love to see how you are all getting on.

JU:MP – At Wellington Primary we recognise the importance of being active.  Being active helps us to be happy, healthy and sleep better!  At this moment in time, keeping you and your children happy and healthy has never been more important.  JU:MP will be regularly sharing ideas as to how you can be active at home with your children.  These will be shared by email or text message. If you would like to receive these ideas, please leave your details on the JU:MP website by clicking here: www.joinusmoveplay.org/join-us  

You can also follow JU:MP on Facebook – follow JoinUsMovePlay.  Let’s keep moving, let’s keep playing!

Useful websites/resources – General

BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Bricks4Kidz – www.facebook.com/b4kcalderdale – From Monday 23rd March, this page will be offering LEGO brick building challenges 3 times per week. Grown-ups will be able to encourage their builders to create a model at home and then have an image of the build uploaded.  There will also be a competition – or competitions – shared on this page.

British Museumhttps://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-british-museum – Take a tour of the British Museum.

David Walliams – https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ – David Walliams is releasing a free audiobook every day at 11am – would be lovely for some of the children to listen to!

Emile – https://www.emile-education.com/schools-corona-virus/ – You can apply for a free trial to use this personalised learning program.

Families Together – https://www.facebook.com/groups/kickoutcovidcolin/ – This group is live and is being used for the sharing of opportunities – online and in the family home/garden – to keep families with children occupied during the pandemic restrictions.  The content will be family-friendly and intended to promote, where possible, educational activities and stimulus for children to help to keep them engaged.

ICT Games – https://www.ictgames.com/ – Plenty of free games for the children to play.

Khan Academy – https://khanacademy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040167432-How-can-Khan-Academy-be-used-for-remote-learning-during-school-closures-

Kids Activities – https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/ – This site gives you a list of all the educational companies that are offering free subscriptions at this time.

LCF – LCF is making available its online resources for Primary FREE for the next 3 months.  Simply use the master promo code LCF2020sch to create a single user login at Babelzone (French/Spanish) Englishzone (games/Phonics) or MathsZone for any pupil or teacher.  Links to all these sites are on our homepage www.lcfclubs.com

Life Caravan – https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/harolds-daily-diary – Follow Harold and his daily diary.

Memrise – https://www.memrise.com/ – An opportunity to learn a new language.

Muddy Puddle Teacher – https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk/become-a-muddy-puddle-teacher/ – Lots of resources available for a range of years and subjects.

National Gallery – www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours – Take a tour of the National Gallery.

National Geographic – https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ – A great site for learning all about the world.

Scratch – https://scratch.mit.edu/ – Create stories, games and animations.

Seterra Geography – https://online.seterra.com/en – A large number of quizzes to help you become a geography expert.

Sports UK – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1P-cqiqDJ2GYpg5FmetQAx3yS4CGOZsAu?usp=sharing – Sports UK have put all their resources into one location for parents and children to use at home.

Time Machine – Time Machine Project

The Kid Should See This – https://thekidshouldseethis.com/ – A wide range of cool educational videos

Twinkl – To support families during this period, Twinkl is being made available to every parent and carer in school so our pupils can still have access to high-quality learning.  Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Woodlands Junior – www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ – This is a really useful site.  It also has a number of past papers on.

Woodland Trust – http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/ – A range of activities that inspire outdoor learning, many of which can be done in the back garden.

 

Useful websites/resources for English

Animal Magic English Project – Go wild and have a go at creating your own animal park.
www.bl.uk/childrens-books – Resources from the British Library

www.carylhart.com – This site contains a list of author/illustrator resources.

Handwriting Policy Wellington – Useful for any handwriting practise you might wish to do.

www.uk.ixl.com/ – Lots of questions relating to English

KS2 Reading Activities – Lots of activities linked to the books that you are reading.

KS2 Writing A Book Report – Have a go at writing a report on the book that you have just read.

KS2 Writing Activity Ideas – Some ideas to inspire you with your writing.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ – Children can currently access this site with no need to subscribe.

www.thereadingrealm.co.uk – A free 45 page learning pack based on traditional fairy tales.

https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html – A number of classic children’s books to read and listen to.

www.scholastic.com/learnathome – Day to day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.

www.spellingshed.com – Your child has a username and password for this resource.

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ – A super resource.

The Island English Project – Let your imagination and creative juices flow with this project.

Y5 and Y6 Fronted Adverbials – Always good to be practising the use of those fronted adverbials.

 

Useful websites/resources for Mathematics

http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning – Great news.  White Rose are providing daily lessons for all year groups for you to use at home with your children.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/  – Loads of questions and activities to practise maths skills

www.interactive-resources.co.uk – Lots of fantastic maths games.  Username: Wellybobs Password: Wellybobs

KS2 25 Maths Problems – 25 maths problems aimed at children in Key Stage 2.

www.mathsframe.co.uk/ – A large number of online resources and worksheets.

www.mathplayground.com/ – Loads of interactive games.

https://myminimaths.co.uk/ – Highly recommend this site.  Lots of questions aimed at KS2 and a resource we use a lot in school.

www.uk.ixl.com/ – Lots of questions relating to maths

www.sumdog.com – Your child has a username and password for this resource.

Times Table Treasure Quest – This looks like it might be worth checking out.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – Great for mental maths.

www.ttrockstars.com – Your child has a username and password for this resource.

Wellington Calculations Policy 2018 – Our calculations policy will help you to practise and improve your child’s use of all four operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.